Douglas K. Smith, Vice-Chairperson

Doug Smith is an adviser, writer, thinker, historian, teacher, lawyer and inventor with a broad range of experience. He is acknowledged as one of the world’s leading management thinkers and advisers, having contributed to performance results, innovation, strategy and change in scores of organizations across more than sixty industries in all three sectors: private, government and nonprofit.

As a McKinsey & Company Partner, and co-leader of the Firm’s worldwide organization practice, Doug launched the “horizontal organization” – a part of the re-engineering revolution that Fortune called “the model for the next fifty years.”

“A home is a home, and affordable homes provide dignity, neighborhoods, stability and a great start for kids. Next Step – and all of our many partners –  work hard to make high quality, energy-efficient and affordable manufactured housing a respected and attractive ‘home is a home’ solution for millions of Americans.”